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■(TB) 'Padded Shoulders'

2005, Black

'Padded Shoulders' (Paul Black, R. 2005). Seedling# J460C. TB, 41" (104 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards white, light peach center and veins shot into upper 2/3; style arms white, apricot peach ridge and edges; falls white, wide extended apricot-peach hafts, paler peach band around lower half of falls, short white veins over haft, apricot peach reverse; beards bright orange; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Tropical Magic' X seedling# G36A: ('Blush Of Color' x 'Taunt'). Mid-America 2005. Honorable Mention 2008; Award of Merit 2010.

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Photo by Jeanette Grahamby Mid-America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Alla Chernoguz-UkraineColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by LoktevPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Trails End Iris Gardens


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2005: PADDED SHOULDERS - TB, 41" (104 cm), Midseason-Late. Harken back to the Joan Crawford days when Padded Shoulders were all the rage. Tightly ruffled standards are white with light peach centers and veins shot into the upper two-thirds. Falls are white with wide apricot-peach hafts that extend halfway down them and are banded several shades lighter. The falls are finished in lots of small, tight ruffles. Bright orange beards help accentuate the colorful hafts. Rapid increase provides numerous stalks with 3 branche sand 7-8 buds. Padded Shoulders is a connsistent favorite with garden visitors and always gets positive reviews. Sdlg. J460C: Tropical Magic X (Blush Of Color x Taunt). $45.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PaddedShoulders021108_copy.jpgjpg PaddedShoulders021108_copy.jpg manage 37 K 11 Nov 2010 - 23:05 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
PaddedShoulders9.jpgjpg PaddedShoulders9.jpg manage 42 K 13 Jan 2023 - 22:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
Padded_Shoulders_CF_05.jpgjpg Padded_Shoulders_CF_05.jpg manage 66 K 22 Jan 2010 - 16:04 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
padded01.jpgjpg padded01.jpg manage 58 K 16 Mar 2015 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
paddedshoulders01.jpgjpg paddedshoulders01.jpg manage 57 K 05 Sep 2014 - 02:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
paddedshoulders02.jpgjpg paddedshoulders02.jpg manage 55 K 17 Jun 2015 - 19:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
paddedshoulders03.jpgjpg paddedshoulders03.jpg manage 528 K 04 Jan 2016 - 14:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
paddedshoulders04.jpgjpg paddedshoulders04.jpg manage 30 K 03 Dec 2018 - 21:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
paddedshoulders2.jpgjpg paddedshoulders2.jpg manage 30 K 28 Jul 2017 - 03:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
paddedshoulders3.jpgjpg paddedshoulders3.jpg manage 38 K 06 Apr 2013 - 15:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
paddedshoulders4.jpgjpg paddedshoulders4.jpg manage 52 K 14 May 2013 - 21:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
paddedshoulders5.jpgjpg paddedshoulders5.jpg manage 71 K 16 Jul 2013 - 01:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
paddedshoulders50.JPGJPG paddedshoulders50.JPG manage 188 K 18 Aug 2022 - 11:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
paddedshoulders6.jpgjpg paddedshoulders6.jpg manage 70 K 13 Nov 2013 - 17:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
paddedshoulders9.JPGJPG paddedshoulders9.JPG manage 175 K 20 Jun 2022 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r29 - 26 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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